We grow Kinston's economy through the arts.

 

The smART Kinston City Project Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to building Kinston and Lenoir County’s creative economy. 

We envision Kinston as a hub for the arts in eastern North Carolina, from visual to performance art, from literary to culinary art, from contemporary to folk art and everything in between.

We accomplish our mission through our artist relocation program, creative placemaking initiatives, community arts development, and investments in the Arts & Cultural District.

 
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Artist Relocation 

Learn more about our relocation program


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About

Find out about our organization, mission, and methods.


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